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ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol (% vol): 14,00
Total acidity (g/l): 5,60
Vintage: 2000
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Sossó

DESCRIPTION

Created in 1989, this wine is named after the Sossò stream, which runs at the foot of the hill where the grapes grow. Made with carefully selected Merlot and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso grapes from the oldest vines at Rosazzo, Sossò is the result of skilful vinification and barrique maturation that lasts for 18 months. A supremely complex, well-structured wine, it stands out for its elegantly ripe, sweet, fruity tannins.

Awards:
"Annuario dei Migliori Vini 2004"- Luca Maroni
"I Vini di Veronelli 2005"- Luigi Veronelli: "3 stars"
"The Wine Advocate"- Robert Parker: 92 points
"Wine Spectator": 90 points

WINE PROFILE  
Variety: Merlot e Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Denomination: D.O.C. Colli Orientali del Friuli
Designated zone: Rosazzo Rosso Riserva
Area of production: Rosazzo
Soil type: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
Grape: Merlot and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Vine training system: Guyot
Pest control: Low environmental impact integrated pest management
Harvest period: Merlot: late September; Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso: early October
Harvest method: Manual in small cases
Vinification: The bunches were carefully destemmed and the fruit was then crushed. Fermentation was carried out with maceration on the skins at controlled temperatures, in stainless steel containers. The juice was pumped over the cap frequently for about three weeks, in order to extract colour and aroma compounds from the skins. Pressing was carried out after fermentation.
Ageing: The Merlot and Refosco are blended and racked into barriques, where the wine matures for about 18 months. Bottling took place in June 2002. The bottled wine was aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a minimum of 12 months.
Sensory characteristics:
Appearance: very intense, almost impenetrable ruby red;

Nose: broad, elegant and very complex, with sweet notes of cherry and wild berries, mingling with intense notes of spice;

Palate: soft, well-structured and mouth-filling, with sweet, close-knit tannins and acidity in perfect harmony with the wine’s structure, richness and concentration; long, lingering, fruity finish, with wild berry flavours that merge with intense, complex notes of spice.

Serving suggestions: Red meats, roasts, feathered game and mature or moderately mature cheeses.
Serving temperature: 17 - 18 °C
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